Integrating Third-Party Tools with FME (No Coding Required)
Yes, FME can translate a lot of data formats, and yes, it can perform a lot of transformations on your data… but after all those hundreds of readers, writers, and transformers, what if it still doesn’t support the functionality you need? There are a few ways users can extend FME with more readers, writers, and […]
FME 2016 New Feature: New Test Operators
The Tester and TestFilter are consistently at the top of the list of most-used transformers, so any time we add new functionality to the test interface, it benefits a lot of users. Although the updates for 2016 aren’t quite as mainstream, they will still be useful to many.
In short, the updates are new operators: Attribute Has a Value, Type Is, and Encodable In. This article looks at them all.
FME 2016 Launch: 7 Things To Be Excited About
I’ll never forget my first few months at Safe Software. For multiple reasons, I knew I’d found the perfect job — not least of which was the interesting group of coworkers. The FME 2009 release happened shortly after I started, and the staff gathered in the lounge we call “Down Under” to celebrate everything the […]
Instance scheduling added to FME Cloud
Rather than running the instance constantly, the new scheduling tools on FME Cloud allow you to schedule instances to run for a defined period of time. Yes we want to help you save money! Just to recap, FME Cloud is the hosted version of FME Server and it allows you to access the power of FME […]
FME 2016 Sneak Peek: The FeatureWriter Transformer
If, 66 million years ago, you were a dinosaur going about your usual dinosaur business, you would have been startled when your day was interrupted by a giant meteor impact! In the same way, the release of FME 2016 and the FeatureWriter transformer promises to shake most FME users to their very core!
So let’s check it out and see what it does!
Ever Realer: Minecraft Data Styling at Brecon Beacons
Hay-on-Wye is a book lover’s paradise. Located in the Brecon Beacons National Park in Wales, it’s also the location of a new FME-driven Minecraft project – and I must say it’s a beauty. Shaun Lewis, GIS Analyst at the Brecon Beacons National Park Authority has been constructing and refining the world, with a similar purpose […]
Make your own 3D Snow Globe (FME Workspace Download)
Are you wondering how to make a perfect FME gift for Christmas? Look no further! What can be better than a 3D snow globe with something beautiful inside? And you are the one who decides what is beautiful enough to go inside your snow globe. To me, it was hard to fight my vanity, so […]
FME Server 2016 Sneak Peek: Driven by Your Feedback
It is the end of the year, and our talented Safers are wrapping up a new release of FME Server. We’ve put a lot into this one and I want to reveal what we’ve done to implement your feedback from the last FME Server Customer Survey. With last year’s survey, we received feedback from 11% […]
FME 2016 Sneak Peek: Tools as Lovely as a Tree
Prior to 2016 a lot of FME parameters had just a drop-down or straight list of choices. This was fine in most cases, but decidedly awkward when a list of database tables (for example) had dozens of entries. That’s when we decided to improve on the user experience by implementing a tree view.
And when I started to catalogue all of the places that it is used, I thought it was so important to actually deserve a post of its own.
New FME Knowledge Center: Bringing it all together since 1998
Hard to believe the FME user community started all the way back in 1998. Where has the time gone? Over all those years, it’s evolved from a simple email list through several (E-Yahoo-Google) groups, and then 3 years ago to a Salesforce-hosted knowledge base. We are constantly on the lookout for ways to improve our customer […]